Rifleman

Robert Taylor Masefield

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Ellen Mary Masefield, of Ellerton, Blenheim, and the late William Taylor Masefield.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES

Public Contributions:

Brother of William Norris Masefield - 5 times winner of the Ballinger Belt 1914,1929, 1936, 1939 and he won it for the last time at the age of 66 years old in 1948. Uncle of Ben Masefield KIA 11th Ju... Read More
Brother of William Norris Masefield - 5 times winner of the Ballinger Belt 1914,1929, 1936, 1939 and he won it for the last time at the age of 66 years old in 1948. Uncle of Ben Masefield KIA 11th July 1943 MID and awarded the US Silver Star.


Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
54210
Name:
Robert Taylor Masefield
Rank: 
Rifleman
Date of Birth:
Not known
Education: 
Next of Kin: 
Mrs Ethel Mary Masefield (mother), Manaroa, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment:
Farmer
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
3 New Zealand (Rifle) Brigade, 1 Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
12 September 1918
Day of Death:
Thursday
Age at Death: 
21
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
31 December 1917
Transport:
HMNZT 99
Vessel:
Athenic
Destination:
Glasgow, Scotland

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Location: 
France
Robert Taylor Masefield
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